Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pat Conroy's 6 favorite books

Pat Conroy's books include The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, South of Broad, and the recently released memoir My Reading Life.

He named his six favorite books for The Week magazine, including:
Deliverance by James Dickey

Let me now praise the American writer James Dickey. In 1970, his novel Deliverance was published. I found it to be 278 pages that approached perfection. Its tightness of construction and assuredness of style reminded me of The Great Gatsby. Every sentence sounded marvelous, distinct, and original, and it flowed as quickly as the river it celebrated.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see: Pat Conroy's six favorite contemporary Southern novelists.

--Marshal Zeringue